This was not the time for air-conditioning failure.
When I arrived at my hotel I looked for local vehicle air-conditioning companies; my thought was that it could be fixed while I was at my Client's.
Several phone calls later I realised that every a/c engineer was fully booked. However one could fit me in an a couple of weeks' time !!. The engineer did talk me though the dangers of working on my Honda Hybrid's climate control system. Apparently there are two things that must be taken into consideration:
- The hybrid uses a dual scroll system which is a high voltage three phase compressor; the voltages present can be lethal.
- The coolant used in the system must be filled with a special high dielectric oil; using the wrong oil will wreck the whole system.
All I now need is some warm weather to put it to a real test.